Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Royal Kedah International Hot Air Balloon Festival 2010 (Photo)

The sky here will be filled with colours when the inaugural Royal Kedah International Hot Air Balloon Festival 2010 kicks off on May 28 at Taman Jubli Emas, Suka Menanti, here.
         At only RM10, members of the public will also get the chance to enjoy an exciting ride in a hot air balloon during the three-day festival.
          The patron of the festival, Tunku Panglima Besar Datuk Seri Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz Sultan Abdul Halim, said 10 hot air balloons from participating countries like New Zealand, Japan, Belgium, Thailand, France and Malaysia would conduct the rides for the public at two sessions - 6.30am to 9am and 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
         "Each balloon will float between 15m to 30m above the ground depending on the wind condition and its capacity. Each ride will take between 10 to 15 minutes," she told reporters after pre-launching the festival here today. Stressing that such festival could promote the state as a must-see destination in Malaysia, she also hoped that it would eventually grow in prestige and be made a permanent feature in the state's annual tourism calendar.

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